New project to cut crime

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An illuminating operation is set to shine a light on crime.

Residents can get discounted crime-protection material from Matlock, Bakewell and Wirksworth police stations.

There was a 64 percent reduction in household burglary in the months when the same scheme, Operation Illuminate, ran last year.

Partnership sergeant Garry Staples said: “Residents can help themselves by taking some simple measures such as using ‘dusk til dawn’ light bulbs that make the house look occupied when you are away, and letterbox covers that can stop potential thieves reaching through and stealing keys.”